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Seven MLS players called in for Honduras-Costa Rica
October 8th, 2013 12:04AM

TAGS:  mls, world cup 2014


[HEXAGONAL COUNTDOWN] Honduras will host Costa Rica Friday in San Pedro Sula with a chance of clinching its second straight berth in the World Cup finals. The Catrachos have called in five MLS players, while the Ticos called up two.

Vancouver's Johny Leveron was recalled by the Catrachos, joining Victor Bernardez (San Jose Earthquakes), Oscar Boniek Garcia (Houston Dynamo), Marvin Chavez (San Jose Earthquakes) and Jerry Bengtson (New England Revolution). Honduras also called up former MLS players Roger Espinoza and Andy Najar.

Alvaro Sabario was again called up by Costa Rica. He came on as a sub in the Ticos' 3-1 win over the USA but then returned to Real Salt Lake after being injured. Portland's Rodney Wallace, who grew up in Maryland, returns to the Tico squad for the first time since the Gold Cup. Costa Rica's one former MLS player is Michael Umana.

Honduras Roster:
GOALKEEPERS: Noel Valladares (Olimpia), Denis Escober (Olimpia), Kevin Hernandez (Real Espana).
DEFENDERS: Johnny Leveron (Vancouver Whitecaps), Arnold Peralta (Rangers/SCO), Brayan Beckeles (Olimpia), Juan Pablo Montes (Motagua), Osman Chavez (Wisla Krakow/POL), Victor Bernardez (San Jose Earthquakes), Maynor Figueroa (Hull City/ENG), Juan Carlos Garcia (Wigan Athletic/ENG), Emilio Izaguirre (Celtic/SCO).
MIDFIELDERS: Luis Garrido (Olimpia), Jorge Claros (Motagua), Wilson Palacios (Stoke City/ENG), Edgar Alvarez (Platense), Oscar Boniek Garcia (Houston Dynamo), Roger Espinoza (Wigan Athletic/SCO), Marvin Chavez (San Jose Earthquakes), Andy Najar (Anderlecht/BEL).
FORWARDS: Anthony Lozano (Olimpia), Rony Martinez (Real Sociedad), Jerry Bengtson (New England Revolution), Carlo Costly (Guizhou Zhicheng/CHN), Jerry Palacios (Alajuelense/CRC).

Costa Rica Roster:
GOALKEEPERS: Keylor Navas (Levante/SPA),  Patrick Pemberton (Alajuelense).
DEFENDERS: Cristian Gamboa (Rosenborg/NOR), Jose Salvatierra (Alajuelense), Giancarlo Gonzalez (Valerenga/NOR), Johnny Acosta (Alajuelense), Michael Umana (Saprissa), Oscar Duarte (Club Brugge/BEL), Bryan Oviedo (Everton/ENG), Junior Diaz (Mainz/GER).
MIDFIELDERS: Cristian Bolanos (FC Copenhagen, Denmark), Jose Miguel Cubero (Herediano), Celso Borges (AIK Stockholm/SWE), Yeltsin Tejeda (Saprissa), Michael Barrantes (Aalesunde/NOR), Diego Calvo (Varelenga/NOR), Rodney Wallace (Portland Timbers).
FORWARDS: Bryan Ruiz (Fulham/ENG), Joel Campbell (Olympiakos/GRE), Randall Brenes (Cartagines), Alvaro Saborio (Real Salt Lake), Victor Nunez (Herediano).

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